The Light of Israel

The Lord will bring judgement with justice and righteousness for those that are oppressed. And he will show himself strong against those that are arrogant with intent to destroy as the king of Assyria is described in Isaiah 10:7 “For it is in his heart to destroy and to cut off not a few nations”. But the Lord will answer swiftly, “the light of Israel will become like a fire, and his holy one like a flame … in one day”. Then comes a promise, the return of a remnant. Allyah. 

Rob the Justice From the Poor

Isaiah 10:1–4
There are those in the world that are born bright. They see how people live and some use their intellect to “rob”, “spoil”, and “plunder”, like these in Isaiah 10:1-2 “writers who have written harm, 2 to guide the needy away from legal claims, and to rob the justice from the poor of my people, to make widows their spoil; and they plunder orphans”. For these who are oppressors of others he says in Isaiah 10:3 “at the day of punishment … to whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth”. The Lord judges with justice and righteousness and these who might have applied their intellect to help others will instead face the anger of the Lord because of the cry of the poor who they have abused. 

The Light of Israel Will Become Like a Fire

Isaiah 10:5–19
The Lord called Assyria, in Isaiah 10:5 “the rod of my anger” and the Lord said in Isaiah 10:6 “I sent him (Assyria) against a godless nation”. The Lord’s command to him was in Isaiah 10:6 “to capture spoil and to carry off plunder, and to make them a trampling place”. And he might have taken the plunder and gone home. But this is not the way the king of Assyria saw himself. In Isaiah 10:7 “he does not think this … For it is in his heart to destroy and to cut off not a few nations”. So now the Lord says in Isaiah 10:12 “when the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, “I will punish the arrogance of the king of Assyria and his haughtiness.”

The king of Assyria says in Isaiah 10:13-14 “I have” six times and also “my hand” and “my wisdom”. It is against this arrogance that the Lord says he, in Isaiah 10:16 “will send leanness among his sturdy warriors”. And in

Isaiah 10:17 And the light of Israel will become like a fire, and his holy one like a flame, and it will burn and devour his thorns and briers in one day.

And it is this same Lord that will return in

Revelation 6:15–17 And the kings of the earth, and the most important people, and the military leaders, and the rich, and the powerful, and every slave and free person hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”


He Will Remove His Burden From Your Shoulder

Isaiah 10:20–34
The Lord gives a promise in Isaiah 10:20-21 “on that day, the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob … will lean on Yahweh, the holy one of Israel, in truth. 21 A remnant will return— the remnant of Jacob—to the mighty God”. And while this was a promise to those in Isaiah’s time, there is also here, a prophetic promise for “the remnant of Jacob” to return to their God and to live in their land. And today, this prophecy is being fulfilled as organizations like Operation Exodus USA are helping people return.

He Shall Judge the Poor With Righteousness

Isaiah 11:1–10

He Will Gather the Scattered Ones of Judah

Isaiah 11:11–16

Study Verses

Today’s Reading

  • Isaiah 10:1-34
  • Isaiah 11:1-16